Appropriations chairman says deal reached on year-end spending package
December 12th, 2011
08:17 PM ET
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Appropriations chairman says deal reached on year-end spending package

(CNN) - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers told reporters off the House floor Monday that negotiators have worked out a deal on the year-end spending bill that wraps the nine remaining bills into one package.

The Kentucky Republican said there are some "policy riders" in the deal, but he declined to get into any specifics on which ones, saying he wanted the staff to finish writing the legislation before he talked about any details.

But Rogers said it is taking some time to "cross the Ts" so the bill would not be posted online Monday night, which puts off the House vote to Thursday at the earliest. The government runs out of money on Friday, December 16.

Rogers was confident the House would pass the bill, saying, "We'll get it done by the 16th."

House GOP leaders have pledged that bills need to be posted for 3 days before they can get a vote on the floor. Rogers said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office still needs to score the spending bill that some are calling the "megabus."

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  1. Larry L

    Fire them all. This their most basic responsibility and they repreatedly fail. Would a business ever allow it's employees to function this poorly? If they can't produce an annual budget w/o the drama they should be recalled.

    December 12, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Clwyd

    It must be a trick. Republicans can't be trusted anymore and they don't give a D about Americans!

    December 12, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |

    I'll believe it, when I see it.

    December 12, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. John

    This Republican Control House of Congress can't even get a budget Bill for a whole years like every congress has done be for this one. They only do It one month at a time. that why they can't get anything else done. The Republican have to go In 2012 because the American people has to be feed up with this do nothing Congress.

    December 12, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  5. Jerry

    My fellow Democrats and the president will probably oppose them. Simply; Democrats did not craft the bills.

    So much for partisanship. Thanks Mr. President!

    December 13, 2011 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  6. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Prediction: This bill with be filled with GOBP deathcult traps and wishlist items, most or all of which will be unacceptable to the vast majority of Americans. And when this is pointed out the GOBP deathcult will whine about how they are being delayed from taking care of "the peoples' business."

    December 13, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  7. ronvan

    Like Okie said: Beleive it when you see it! Somewhere it will get messed up because one or the other doesn't like something about it. And, yes, we need to vote all of these children out of office, start over with fresh blood. How worse off could we be!

    December 13, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  8. Seattle Sue

    You can bet this Republican bill will be against the working people/poor and give a break to the wealthy.

    December 13, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |